What We Love
- A unique island hideaway featuring six thatched bungalows and an incredible treehouse restaurantStaying on quiet island, just 25 minutes to reach by boat from Sanur
- Laid-back lunches in the treehouse
- Getting tropical with an open-air rinse in the shower after a day hitting the waves
What To Know
- This is a quiet, secluded getaway; those looking for big resort amenities should go elsewhere
- Guestrooms don't have a fridge or coffeemaker
- WiFi is fast and reliable
No frills doesn’t have to mean no-go. For sweet simplicity at its finest, look no further than this boutique hideaway on Ceningan island – Lembongan’s pocket-sized neighbor.
Located three minutes from the shore, The Dafish is proof that good things come in small packages. Guests are accommodated in charming wooden bungalows – of which there are only six – and the on-site treehouse restaurant is one of the region’s hidden gems, serving an assortment of Balinese and Western dishes.
This quiet and intimate beach base is the kind of place where relaxation is unavoidable. Grab a freshly shaken cocktail at the tropical-style poolside bar, or if you prefer to venture out with your board, head south a little. You’ll find the nearest surf break a leisurely stroll or two-minute drive away at the alluringly named Secret Point Beach.
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Wow what a beautiful place! We loved staying at Dafish. The staff were so friendly and made us feel so welcome. We booked the 2 bedroom cottage and we were so impressed with the rooms. They were spacious and beautiful. Each night we watched the beautiful sunsets on the top balcony with a beer or two! The pool is so clean and refreshing, a perfect place to relax after a morning exploring the Nusa islands. We booked the snorkelling trip with the hotel and swam with manta rays and a turtle, it was incredible! We also rented scooters from the hotel and explored the Nusa islands. Would definitely return here.
Booked 2 DELUXE COTTAGES in March 2019 for stay in July for 5 nights. On arrival we were taken to there standard rooms which had only a bed, shower and toilet. NO room to put bag - had to stay outside on veranda as room so small. Two people couldn’t pass anywhere. It was only by chance when looking through the property we saw the cottages and I had copy of booking saying cottage, fridge, air conditioning, etc. They had clearly put us in cheapest rooms and hoped we wouldn’t find out. On questioning they admitted they had booked rooms twice and even though other rooms vacant they only allowed us one and said other couple would have to stay in basic room for 3 nights then move. They offered a dinner to compensate - a joke. Caused a lot of tension between the two couples as we took the cottage (for health reasons). They stayed one night in standard room but charged for deluxe cottage and moved next day. Took four days of fighting to finally get refund for 4 nights.
Booked deluxe (superior room) but we’re put in standard room so small that we had to leave suitcase outside on tiny deck. When we queried the room situation, it seemed they didn’t have a superior room for us so we stayed one night and moved to the hotel next door. Hassle to get a refund from Dafish and spoilt holiday.